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IACBGF 2016 | Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships


IACBGF Fellowships 2016 | Career Boosting Gold Fellowships Program

Application has invited for Australian Government, Indo-Australian Career Boosting Gold Fellowships (IACBGF) 2016 which are open to researchers from India. The fellowships will be supported to undertake a collaborative research project at a leading science institute or university in Australia for a period of 3 to 9 months, commencing in 2016-17.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to undertake a collaborative research project at a leading science institute or university in Australia.

Study Subject: In the first call, priority will be given to projects that are relevant to one of the following thematic areas and topics – Agricultural Biotechnology and Medical Biotechnology.

Scholarship Award

The fellows would be entitled to:

Monthly Associateship of Rs.150000/-.

Preparatory allowance of Rs.20000/- (one-time grant) and

Cost of the air passage in economy class by Air India for joining the overseas laboratory and back.

The selected applicants may receive the payment of salary and continuance of other service benefits by the institutions to which they belong. However, no liability on any of this account will be borne by DBT.

Fellows must spend a minimum of 3 months on their project at their nominated international host institution in Australia. An IACBG-Fellowship may not exceed 9 months.

Eligibility Criteria for Indo Australian Gold Fellowships 2016

The Fellowships are open to Indian researchers who are currently employed on a full-time basis (need not be a permanent employee) but have not accrued more than 5 years experience as a research scientist since being awarded their PhD.

Eligible applicants include persons employed in a:

-Indian Government agency, statutory body or government owned corporation;

-Indian based university, institute, or other national research organization; or

-Indian private sector research and development organization.

-Age limit 35 years

Indian applicants must be Indian citizens with their principal place of residence being India.

Unsuccessful applicants in any one round are eligible to re-apply in subsequent rounds.

Fellowships are awarded on an individual basis only. Therefore, interdependent or joint applications will not be considered.


The decision of the IACBG-Fellowships Secretariat regarding applicant eligibility is final.

Selection Process for Indo Australian Gold Fellowships 2016

The selection process will be managed by the IACBG-Fellowships Secretariat in liaison with relevant external parties in India and Australia (as required).

Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis by a Selection Panel using the selection criteria set out in Section 4 above.

Applicants will only receive advice of receipt of their applications on requesting a receipt.

There is no implicit guarantee of approval at any stage in the process.

The final applicant scores and rankings determined by the Selection Panel will form the basis of a recommendation to the delegated departmental officer for approval.

How to Apply?

Applications can be sent by post or via email.  All applications must be lodged by 5.00pm on October 31st 2016.

Late submissions will not be accepted. The following copies of the application must be submitted:

  • One unbound, single-sided original copy (clipped, not stapled)
  • Five (5) spiral bound copies
  • Soft copy as a Microsoft Word file by email

Applications can be mailed to:

Dr. Suraksha S. Diwan Scientist ‘D’ Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology

Block No. 2, 7th Floor, Rom No. 517, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003 INDIA

Email: ssdiwan.dbt@nic.in, Website: www.dbtindia.nic.in

Important Dates for Indo Australian Gold Fellowships 2016

Opening of applications: August 24th 2016

Closing date for applications: October 31st 2016

Selection process will be completed by: January/February, 2017

Letters of offer to successful applicants and signing of fellowship: March, 2017


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